Robin Laurén

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Change Your Mac Profile Picture Into Anything

So you’re tired of the standard profile pictures, don’t want to use the camera, don’t have a Mac Server? Here’s a fairly simple workaround to use any picture as your profile picture.

Locate or download a picture. Import it to the Photos app by dragging it into the app window. Open System Preferences and enter Users & Groups. Click the user and then the profile picture. It’ll say “Edit” when hovered upon. Choose “Photos” as your source – which indeed is the “Photos” app and not your ~/Pictures folder. Select the newly imported image, click Next, zoom and crop to your liking, and click Save. That’s it.

Changing the macOS User profile picture

(Yeah, i know it’s a bit silly.)